|The Deerslayer - James Fenimore Cooper|
LibriVox recording of The Deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper. Read by Josh Smith & Bill Boerst. The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo. (Introduction by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or ot...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; Leatherstocking tales; Natty Bumppo; adventure; frontier; fiction; Hurons; historical fiction
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|The Nigger of the Narcissus - Joseph Conrad|
LibriVox recording of The Nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad. Read by Tom Crawford. This is the story of a voyage of a merchant sailing ship from Bombay to England, set in the very late 19th century. “It was a bad winter off the Cape that year.” From Wikepedia: “The novel is seen as an allegory about isolation and solidarity, the ship's company serving as a microcosm of a social group.” As to the title, one can only ask, “What WERE you thinking?” (Introduction by Tom Crawford) ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; sea stories
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|Babbitt - Sinclair Lewis|
LibriVox recording of Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis. Read by Mike Vendetti. (Summary by Mike Vendetti) Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out he surprises you. As you begin to like him, he does something to evoke the “what a rat” response. Male menopause wasn’t a pre Great Depression term, but I would say George has all the symptoms...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; satire; middle-class America
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|The Jungle - Upton Sinclair|
LibriVox recording of The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized. In fact, just the opposite is quite likely to occur. Jurgis, the main character of the novel, has brought his father Antanas, his fiancée Ona, her stepmother Teta Elzb...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; fiction; immigrant; socialism; labor
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|Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself - Harriet Jacobs|
Librivox recording of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Harriet Jacobs' autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to freedom in the north, and her ensuing struggles to free her children. The narrative was partly serialized in the New York Tribune, but was discontinued because Jacobs' depictions of the sexual abuse of female slaves were considered too ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; slavery; memoir; autobiography
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|Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe|
Librivox recording of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Read by John Greenman. Among the most "banned" books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. Stowe was a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. The novel is believed to have had a profound effect on the North’s view of slavery...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; stowe; uncle tom
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